WELCOME FROM HAYWOOD STREET:
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Haywood Street Friend, Bruce Abshire. A service will be held Saturday, October 17 at 1:00 beneath the tents. Please feel welcomed to be in attendance.
A CONTEMPLATIVE OPPORTUNITY: Contemplation and action are mutually supportive. Without either, we flounder. We will be offering, for staff and companions, a weekly contemplative gathering via Zoom on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm. This will begin on October 13. It will be a time of contemplative prayer, reflection, Lectio, etc., and will offer us a time to quiet ourselves to listen for the wooing of the Holy Spirit. Looking forward to listening and praying with you! – Carlene
Last week we announced plans for Haywood Street Community Development. We are very grateful to the Bank of America for believing in us and investing in our work to develop deeply affordable housing in Asheville.
Thank you to all the sponsors, players and supporters who helped make the 2020 Golf for Awareness a success! With staggered tee times and safe distancing on a beautiful fall day, the event was safe and fun and generated more than $20,000 in support of Downtown Welcome Table and Haywood Street Respite. The winning team was organized by Welcome Table companion Larry Lordi. First Horizon Bank team took second place and Wicked Weed team took third place. Haywood Street staffer James (Mercy League) won closest to the pin contest, and Justin Crouch (Wicked Weed) won the longest drive competition.
Reminder! Wicked Weed is still donating $10 per “Arm In Arm” album sold to the Downtown Welcome Table. Pre-order your copy today!
CURRENT WAYS TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY & OUR FRIENDS:
1. Make a meal for Friends staying in Respite. Click here to sign up!
2. Click here to access our wish list and giving information.
A HAYWOOD STREET PODCAST FEATURING: REV. BRIAN COMBS
This week, we invite you to listen to this episode of “Making it in Asheville”, a podcast that explores Asheville’s entrepreneurs and makers. We’re grateful they decided to interview our very own Rev. Brian Combs!
Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:⠀
The defining moment when Brian knew he had to go into urban ministry⠀
What Brian’s average week is like⠀
Brian’s advice for public speaking as an introvert⠀
Council for de-escalating a situation and for opening up dialogue to strangers on the street⠀
How and why Brian prioritized self-care above all else for his team and himself⠀
The unique way Brian hiked the Appalachian trail⠀